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What is Character? A conversation with Angela Duckworth

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Phillips Academy

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Please join us for a community address and discussion on “What is Character?” with Angela Duckworth, PhD, bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, University of Pennsylvania professor, and Character Lab Founder and CEO. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cochran Chapel, with a Q&A and book signing to follow. Copies of Grit will be available on site for purchase.

What is Character?

Aristotle defined character as the intentions and actions that benefit the individual and society at large. Character is not one thing—it’s many. In her talk, Duckworth will explain the importance of three different kinds of character strengths:

  • Interpersonal strengths, such as gratitude, enable harmonious relationships with other people.

  • Intrapersonal strengths, such as grit and self-control, enable achievement.

  • Intellectual strengths, such as curiosity, enable a fecund and free life of the mind.

Please note that this event is open to the public but does require registration through this page. For more information, please visit the Tang Institute website.

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